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October 21, 2015

Free Music at the Museum Series
Attend the second year of Music at the Museum, a free monthly weekend concert series featuring classical and jazz musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Concerts take place at the Zimmerli Art Museum, allowing visitors to enjoy art and music together. Each concert is preceded by a master class or workshop related to the performance theme. Preconcert forums and concerts are organized to present a broad repertoire accessible to audiences of all ages. Seating is limited so arrive early. View the schedule and learn more here.

Former FBI Agent Peter Ahearn Featured at Alumni on Location Event: November 4, Washington, D.C.
The Rutgers University Alumni Association’s Alumni on Location series presents Peter J. Ahearn at Washington, D.C.’s International Spy Museum on November 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. Ahearn's experience includes a 29-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and two years as a senior adviser with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Learn more and register here.

Introducing Thanksgiving to International Friends
The International Friendship Program, sponsored by the Center for Global Services, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is coordinating a special Thanksgiving Day dinner program to provide the international community an opportunity to experience this traditional American holiday. American friends may invite one or more international guests (students, scholars, or faculty) to their homes to share a Thanksgiving meal. Learn more here.

Participants Wanted for Study Investigating Fat Loss Supplement
Researchers from the Center for Human Health and Performance at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, are recruiting males and females ages 18 to 50 to participate in a study investigating the effects of a new supplement on fat loss. To be eligible, participants must consider themselves overweight (BMI > 27) and have been on a moderate exercise program for at least six months. Participants can earn up to $50. For more information, contact Shawn Arent at

Free Bicycle Safety Classes
Rutgers Department of Transportation Services and University Planning and Development offer a free one-hour bicycle safety education course, taught by a League of American Bicyclists’ certified instructor, in New Brunswick and Newark. The course is given entirely in a classroom setting and covers how to ride with traffic, lane positioning, signaling, locking your bicycle, riding at night, handling inclement weather, and basic bicycle maintenance. Choose the course most convenient: October 27, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Douglass Student Center, Meeting Room C, Rutgers University–New Brunswick; October 28, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Livingston Student Center, Room 201 AB, Rutgers–New Brunswick; or November 2, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Robeson Campus Center, Room 226, Rutgers–Newark. To reserve a spot, RSVP to with a preferred date.

Confucius Institute Hosts Free Movie Nights: New Brunswick
The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, School of Arts and Sciences, hosts free Chinese movie nights, including light refreshments, in Murray Hall, Room 212, presenting the following films: November 6, The World, and December 4, Once Upon a Time in China. Movies begin at 6 p.m. Learn more here.

October 14, 2015

The RU Ally Pledge
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, urges the university community to sign the RU Ally pledge and participate in the current Ally Week activities at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Ally Week is intended to create opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators to deepen their understanding of the experiences of others and raise awareness of the individual and collective injustices that confront many in our society. Learn more here.

Bringing Technology into the Classroom
Interested in trying cutting-edge classroom technology? Digital Classroom Services, a division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is launching a new program to help put exciting, emerging technologies in the hands of faculty who want to use them in their classes. Through DCS Pilots, staff will meet with faculty to discuss whether a pilot technology is appropriate, develop a plan to incorporate it into a class, and help implement it. This year's pilots are video conferencing, wireless projection, nearpod polling, and remote podium control. Learn more here.

Participants Wanted for CAREGIVER Study
The Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, in conjunction with Atlantic Health System’s Chambers Center for Well Being, is now recruiting participants for the CAREGIVER Study. CAREGIVER stands for Caregivers of family with Alzheimer’s; Relevant Education and Gentle yoga, Integrated with Valuable skills for Everyday living and Relaxation. Recruiters seek individuals who provide care to a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. For more information, contact study coordinator Carl Milak at 973-972-8564 or Learn more here.

Parent and Family Weekend: October 1618, Rutgers University–New Brunswick 
Register now for Parent and Family Weekend at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, an opportunity for parents and families to reconnect with their students and participate in a wide range of family-friendly activities. Every attendee receives a Parent and Family Weekend long-sleeved T-shirt while supplies last. Space is limited. For questions or more information, contact the Department of New Student Orientation and Family Programs at or 848-445-0572. Learn more here.

October 7, 2015

New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign
Each year, contributions made through the New Jersey Employee Charitable Campaign help support the programs and services of U.S. and worldwide charities. The campaign runs from October 7 through October 30. Donate through payroll dedution or with a one-time contribution. Learn more here.

Visit the Bronx Zoo with Alumni Association
Join the Rutgers University Alumni Association at the Bronx Zoo on October 25 from noon to 3 p.m.—an event in the new Alumni on Location series. Receive an all-access pass, enjoy a private lunch in the Dancing Crane Pavilion, and hear from alumna Florence Klecha about her career with the Bronx Zoo and her research on the gelada baboon. The Bronx Zoo is the only North American zoo that houses this animal and welcomed a baby gelada baboon in April 2015. Learn more and register here.

RutgersCamden Homecoming: October 10
Join fellow alumni and friends at Rutgers UniversityCamden on October 10 for a day of homecoming events. View the activities and register here.

September 30, 2015

Transportation and University Planning Seeks Your Feedback
In October, Rutgers’ Department of Transportation Services and University Planning representatives will appear at several undergraduate and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) locations to obtain feedback and discuss the transportation master plan process currently under way. Stop at the information tables during the following time periods to ask questions, provide feedback, and learn more about the programs, services, and planning initiatives: October 6, 1 to 3 p.m., College Avenue Student Center, New Brunswick; October 8, 1 to 3 p.m., Robeson Campus Center, Newark; October 13, 1 to 3 p.m., Busch Student Center, Piscataway; October 15, 1 to 3 p.m., Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick; October 20, noon to 2 p.m., Woody's Cafe, RWJMS Research Tower, RBHS, Piscataway; and October 22, noon to 2 p.m., University Hospital Cafeteria, RBHS, Newark.

Experience New Brunswick Ciclovia: October 4, New Brunswick
At New Brunswick Ciclovia on October 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., run, stroll, bike, skate, or dance across three miles of car-free New Brunswick streets open for recreation—including College Avenue, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. No beginning, no end; join in anywhere along the route. Visit activity stations. Free and no pre-registration required. Learn more here.

September 23, 2015

5K Run/Walk Fundraiser: October 3, New Brunswick
On October 3, join the Rutgers Project Sunshine's and Undergraduate Social Work Organization’s Wishes 5K Run/Walk fundraiser in Buccleuch Park, New Brunswick, to benefit Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, PSE&G Children's Specialized HospitalChildren's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The event begins at approximately 8 a.m. Learn more here.

RUAA Vietnam War Presentation at Memorial Museum: October 3, Holmdel
As part of the Rutgers University Alumni Association's new Alumni on Location initiative, Shaun Illingworth, RC'01, SCILS'04, director of Rutgers Oral History Archives, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, leads a presentation about the Vietnam War at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Museum and Educational Center in Holmdel, N.J., on October 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a light lunch and refreshments, tour the center, and attend a memorial service at the 366-panel wall. Learn more and register here.

September 16, 2015

Faculty and Staff Wanted to Serve on University Hearing Board
The Office of Student Conduct, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, seeks faculty and staff to serve as members of the University Hearing Board. The Hearing Board, which also includes students, adjudicates in cases of alleged student misconduct, determining whether an accused student violated the university code of student conduct and recommending sanctions as appropriate. A 90-minute training session is required. Interested faculty and staff should contact Janice Strickland at or 848-932-9414. Learn more here.

Alumni Association Travel Adventures 
With the Rutgers University Alumni Association Adventures program, you can choose from a number of travel opportunities to many exotic destinations with Rutgers alumni and friends. View all of the available trips and book your next adventure today. Learn more here.

Rutgers Recruiting Next Participants in Free Weight-Management Program: Piscataway
Interested in a free weight-management program in Piscataway? The Institute for Nutrition Interventions, School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is recruiting for the next participants in its successful LIFT UP program. Faculty, staff, and students who meet eligibility criteria based on BMI (≥25) and/or waist circumference measures associated with increased risk of chronic disease (≥35 inches in women; ≥40 inches in men) can participate on a first-come, first-served basis for the session starting later this month. Interested participants who meet the criteria must first attend an information session on September 17 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Research Tower, 675 Hoes Lane West, Room V 14, Piscataway. Contact registered dietitian Rachel Griehs at or 973-202-4550 for more information.

September 9, 2015

Volunteers Needed for New Brunswick Crisis Response Advocates Team
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is recruiting faculty, staff, and student volunteers for its New Brunswick crisis response advocates team. Advocates provide support, information, and referrals during a domestic violence or sexual assault crisis. Intensive 65-hour weekend training will be held in October. Apply here. For more information, contact Lisa Smith at 848-932-1181 or Deadline for applications is September 30. 

Rutgers Recruiting Next Participants in Free Weight-Management Program: Piscataway
Interested in a free weight management program in Piscataway? The Institute for Nutrition Interventions, School of Health Related Professions, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is recruiting for the next participants in its successful LIFT UP program. Faculty, staff, and students who meet eligibility criteria based on BMI (≥25) and/or waist circumference measures associated with increased risk of chronic disease (≥35 inches in women; ≥40 inches in men) can participate on a first-come, first-served basis for the session starting the week of September 14. Interested participants who meet the criteria must first attend an information session on September 10 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Research Tower, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway. Contact registered dietitian Rachel Griehs at or 973-202-4550 for more information.

August 26, 2015

Seeking Vendors for Plaza Celebration: September 8, Piscataway
Interested in promoting your department, group, or service? Be part of the Second Annual Plaza Celebration on September 8 (rain date September 9) from noon to 7 p.m. at the Plaza on Livingston Campus in conjunction with the Rutgers University Programming Association's annual block party. There is no fee to take a table and provide information about your organization. Sorry, no food. Contact April for further information at 848-445-6722.

Celebrate Homecoming: Run for Rutgers Against Hunger
Celebrate homecoming at Rutgers University–New Brunswick at Run for RAH, a 5K run and 1-mile fun walk on September 27 beginning at 8 a.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway. Run for RAH is sponsored by the Rutgers University Alumni Association in support of Rutgers Against Hunger, a universitywide initiative working to increase awareness of hunger, encourage activism, stimulate research, and provide immediate relief. Celebrate homecoming with family and friends while supporting a great cause. Register and learn more here.

August 12, 2015

Register Now for Alumni Leadership Awards
Kick off Homecoming weekend at Rutgers University–New Brunswick by celebrating the university’s most devoted volunteers at the Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership awards presentation, the signature event of the Alumni Leaders Conference, on September 25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick. Cocktail reception starts at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by the awards ceremony. Learn more and register here.

Join Us on the Road Again for R Game Day
The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hitting the road to help fans go BIG again this year. Meet alumni and Rutgers fans during R Game Day, a series of tailgate events before every away football game this season. The first event takes place at Penn State on September 19. Learn more, view all dates, and register here.

July 29, 2015

Volunteers Needed to Help the New Start Career Network and New Jersey’s Long-Term Unemployed
While the New Jersey job market is improving, more than 41 percent of the state’s job seekers—in excess of 125,000 individuals—have been jobless for more than six months, the second highest long-term unemployment rate in the country. Research from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has captured the impacts of prolonged unemployment for these individuals, their families, and their communities and found that the public workforce system provides few resources targeted to meeting their needs. The situation may be worse for job seekers ages 45+, who make up half of New Jersey’s long-term unemployed population and may face age discrimination in addition to the stigma of long-term unemployment. With major support from the Murphy Family Foundation, the Heldrich Center is launching the New Start Career Network (NSCN) in October 2015 to provide web-based and in-person assistance to older, long-term unemployed job seekers in New Jersey.

NSCN is currently seeking volunteer qualified and dedicated career coaches and professionals with backgrounds in career counseling, recruiting, executive search, human resources, and related fields willing to donate their services and expertise to help New Jersey’s long-term unemployed job seekers. NSCN asks that starting in October 2015, interested individuals donate two to four hours per week for a minimum of six months to help coach one or more NSCN members. Learn more and apply here [PDF] or contact Maria Heidkamp, director, NSCN, at or 848-932-1490.